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65% of employees looking to change jobs due to compensation, well-being: survey

Roughly two-thirds (65 per cent) of Canadians are seriously considering leaving their job because of issues such as compensation, declining job satisfaction and overall well-being,…

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Alberta Cargill, UFCW deal includes enhanced health benefits, wages

About 2,000 workers at the Cargill Inc. beef plant in High River, Alta., are calling off a strike after reaching a deal this weekend that…

HR consultancy offers 3 paid ‘spiritual days’ in addition to Christian-centric statutory holidays

While it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for some employees these days, employers aiming to be inclusive during the holiday season and year-round…

SAP focusing on employee support, environmental issues in wake of B.C. floods

With climate change impacting the lives of Canadian employees, there’s a range of things employers can do to tackle the issue head on. As people…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

Paid sick days for employees continues to be a hot topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with the top two stories over the past…

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  • December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021
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Ontario passes right-to-disconnect legislation

The Ontario government is requiring employers with 25 or more employees to draft a right-to-disconnect policy. The legislation, which passed on Nov. 30 but is…

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  • December 3, 2021 December 2, 2021
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How employers can solve the inflation puzzle amid war for talent

As inflation hits a record high in Canada, employers are helping workers weather the storm through various benefits and compensation offerings, according to several experts.…

Canadian workers describing burnout as high, extreme: survey

The majority (84 per cent) of Canadian workers have felt burned out amid the coronavirus pandemic, causing at least 20 per cent to seek new…

Portugal’s new teleworking law taking flak

With Ontario just passing right-to-disconnect legislation and Canada’s federal government seriously considering it, Portugal serves as a model that’s still working out some kinks. Under the country’s…

Hootsuite incorporating wellness, DEI into redesigned workspace

Hootsuite Inc. is emphasizing wellness, inclusion and collaboration with its redesigned Vancouver office, as employees begin their return to the workplace. In addition to features…

Expert panel: How to get, keep top talent amid labour crunch

For months, Canadian employers have been creaking under the strain of a labour crunch. Finding top talent has always been one of leaders’ most pressing…

Manulife re-launches ‘pay it forward’ program amid second pandemic-era holiday season

Manulife Financial Corp. is once again giving $50 to each of its 37,000 global employees in their local currencies to “pay it forward” this holiday season. The…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
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B.C. giving workers five paid sick days starting in 2022

Workers in B.C. will be eligible for “fair and balanced” sick leave pay that provides a minimum of five days a year starting Jan. 1,…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story looking at demand from employees for more comprehensive benefits offerings took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021
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B.C. municipality supporting employee fitness with new wellness program

Employees of the municipal government of East Kootenay, B.C., are staying active during their workday through a new physical wellness program. The program, run by…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 25, 2021 November 25, 2021
  • 09:00

Mental health declining for 23% of employees since start of pandemic: survey

Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of employed Canadians are reporting a decline in their mental health since the start of the pandemic, according to…

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  • November 25, 2021 November 25, 2021
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Liberals introduce bill with targeted pandemic aid for employers, employees

The federal government is outlining its latest aid package for an economy recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, proposing targeted support to severely affected businesses, locked-down…

Manulife employee adopts 2 children with help from enhanced benefits offering

Mandy Kwasnica and her husband’s lifelong dream to add children to their family has come true. The couple recently brought two children — Anya, 9,…

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2021 November 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Majority of U.S. employees lack confidence in employers’ return-to-workplace plans

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of U.S. employees said they lack full confidence that their organization’s post-coronavirus pandemic workplace strategy is the right decision for…

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2021 November 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: How to connect with employees in a remote world

In Canada, the coronavirus pandemic is entering a new phase — vaccines are widely available, travel restrictions are gradually lifting and people are returning to…

Citigroup supporting employee wellness as return-to-office plans take shape

As Citigroup Inc. begins rolling out its plans for returning to the workplace, it’s focusing on supporting employees’ mental health and wellness throughout the transition.…

Employees want more comprehensive benefits coverage: survey

Canadian employees want more comprehensive coverage under their benefits plans, according to a survey by the Conference Board of Canada and Telus Health. The survey,…

  • By: Staff
  • November 19, 2021 November 29, 2021
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Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story looking at dynamic pension pools as a decumulation option took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular…

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  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
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How small and mid-sized employers can offer benefits like large employers

By beefing up its benefits programs and putting flexibility at the core of its offerings, Willful has been able to grow its staff amid a…

How employers can use benefits offerings to support Indigenous employees

Real progress means walking the walk, not just talking the talk. In recent months, many employers have shown support for the Indigenous community by lowering…